The Return of Syphilis

October 11, 2017

Syphilis is back. Cases of infectious syphilis continue to increase in Spokane County, a concerning trend first noted in 2015 when 28 cases of primary and secondary (P&S) cases were reported, a 154% increase over the previous year. In 2016, P&S cases increased still with 60 cases reported; the trend continues this year. 

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Focus on Mumps

October 11, 2017

The recent nation-wide mumps outbreak was extremely taxing on local public schools and families, the medical community, and other public health partners. The Spokane outbreak was declared over this June and was the largest in recent memory. Read more about the following topic areas by clicking "Read More" below:

    Spokane Mumps Outbreak 2016-2017: In Numbers
    Behind the Scenes: Mumps Case Investigation
    Changes to Mumps Exclusion Recommendations

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